About Me

My story is a little bit multi-dimensional or more appropriately, multi-national. I was born and brought up in Western India in the city of Vadodara, Gujarat. While growing up, most of my time was spent either playing or watching cricket. If not for the former, it was spent playing some other games with friends. In much simpler times a long time ago (it’s relative) in the late 1990s and early 2000s, technology had still not had its boom in India. In 2006, I moved to the multicultural city of Toronto, Canada. This was a big change going from the Eastern to the Western part of the world. But, the people were really welcoming and I still cherish my High School experience there. In 2011, after graduating from High School I moved to the United States to begin my Bachelor’s degree at George Mason University studying Neuroscience. All three cultures and the people I have come across these three nations have shaped who I am today. That is why I proudly call myself an Americandian.

While growing up in India, there were a selective few computers that were seen mainly in cyber cafes and a couple in the school library. Human-Computer interaction was not even a comprehensible term. However around the mid 2000s, computers started becoming more incorporated into the education system. A lot has changed since then. We live in historic times today, where technology is revolutionizing every aspect of our lives. From communication to our everyday chores, technological systems have begun to define life as a human being. However, there is so much potential that is often mired by ineffective design and poor usability. My goal is to integrate my knowledge and skills from the fields of Neuroscience and Human Factors psychology, my passion for human-computer interaction and my multi-cultural experiences to aid in developing better technologies and interfaces for tomorrow. Ultimately, I seek to help shape the world I want to live in tomorrow.